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The City of Mist

The City of Mist
  • Author(s): Carlos Ruis Zafón (Carlos Ruis Zafon), Lucia Graves (translator)
  • Location(s): Barcelona
  • Genre(s): Historical, In Translation, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

A boy decides to become a writer when he discovers that his creative gifts capture the attentions of an aloof young beauty who has stolen his heart. A labyrinth maker flees Constantinople to a plague ridden Barcelona, with plans...

Iced in Paradise

Iced in Paradise
  • Author(s): Naomi Hirahara
  • Location(s): Hawaii
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Leilani Santiago is back in her birthplace, the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i, to help keep afloat the family business, a shave ice shack. When she goes to work one morning, she stumbles across a dead body, a young pro...

An Eternal Lei

An Eternal Lei
  • Author(s): Naomi Hirahara
  • Location(s): Hawaii
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

It’s the middle of the pandemic and Hawaii has been virtually closed to tourists. So when Leilani Santiago and her young sisters save a mysterious woman wearing an unusual lei from drowning in Waimea Bay in Kaua‘i, questions abound....

The Water Garden

The Water Garden
  • Author(s): Louise Soraya Black
  • Location(s): Surrey
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary, looking back

Sarah has given up her career to raise her children in the countryside, while her husband works long hours in London. Alone, she explores the fields and the woods near her home and discovers an enchanting lake, a memorial...

Longing for Istanbul: The Words I Haven’t Said Yet

Longing for Istanbul: The Words I Haven’t Said Yet
  • Author(s): Lisa Morrow
  • Location(s): Istanbul (Constantinople)
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Present day

From the moment Lisa Morrow first stepped onto Turkish soil in 1990, her love affair with the country has been tumultuous. She came to stay forever and then left for good many times, but could never get Turkey and...

Girls Who Lie

Girls Who Lie
  • Author(s): Eva Björg Ægisdóttir
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Forbidden Iceland series, Book 2. When single mother Maríanna disappears from her home, leaving an apologetic note on the kitchen table, everyone assumes that she’s taken her own life … until her body is found on the Grábrók lava...

The Chosen Maiden

The Chosen Maiden
  • Author(s): Eva Stachniak
  • Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad), Monte Carlo, Paris
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

Based on the famous dance siblings: Vaslav Nijinsky and his brilliant sister Bronislava (Bronia) this is a story of a remarkable dancer who charts her own course through the tumultuous years of early twentieth-century Europe. Beautifully blending fiction with...

Pippo and Clara

Pippo and Clara
  • Author(s): Diana Rosie
  • Location(s): Italy
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1938-1958

Italy, 1938. Mussolini is in power and war is not far away . . . Clara and Pippo are just children: quiet, thoughtful Clara is the older sister; Pippo, the younger brother, is forever chatting. The family has only...

Evaders

Evaders
  • Author(s): E C Scullion
  • Location(s): South America
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

‘A red-hot, action-packed thriller’ Adam Hamdy ‘An adrenaline rush from start to finish, Evaders is in a class of its own and an absolute must for all thriller fans’ A.A.Chaudhuri ‘I KNOW THINGS… THINGS I SHOULDN’T KNOW’ A crime...

Hotel Portofino

Hotel Portofino
  • Author(s): J P O’Connell
  • Location(s): Portofino
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1920s

A heady historical drama about a British family who open an upper-class hotel on the magical Italian Riviera during the ‘Roaring 20s’. Hotel Portofino has only been open a few weeks, but already the problems are mounting for its...

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